May 9, 2002
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -
The University of Louisville Athletics Association will hold its first-ever online auction from May 13 to June 3 at www.UofLsports.com. The auction is open to everyone wanting the chance to bid on Cardinal sports memorabilia, once-in-a-lifetime events, ticket packages, travel, vacations, and more.
Louisville fans are encouraged to experience the auction by visiting the site, regardless of whether they intend to participate in the bidding.
U of L fans can bid on almost 100 items such as autographed memorabilia from John L. Smith, Rick Pitino, Johnny Unitas, Alex Rodriguez and Chris Redman, exclusive collectibles from Louisville?s 1980 and 1986 National champion basketball teams, a round of golf at The Cardinal Club with athletics director Tom Jurich, dinner with head football coach John L. Smith, the use of a U of L Caboose at a selected home football game and photo opportunities with the Cardinal football, basketball and cheerleading squads. In addition, fans can bid on private sports lessons with golf coaches Mark Crabtree and Kelly Meyers, baseball coach Lelo Prado, softball coach Sandy Pearsall and tennis coach Rex Ecarma.
The auction site is managed by TeamLink, Inc. TeamLink provides innovative sports marketing services that enhance fan loyalty, create new fan affinity, and enable new revenue opportunities for its clients. Since 1994, TeamLink has supplied technical applications to a client list that has grown to over 20 collegiate conferences, 250 collegiate athletic programs, Major League Baseball, the PGA Tour, and the NCAA. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the privately held TeamLink has been designated the Official Technology Partner to the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA). For more information, visit www.tmlk.com.